Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sri Lanka's Depletion of Ozone Depleting Substances

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Check on Ozone depleting substances


Sri Lanka Environment and Renewable Energy Minister Susil Premajayantha recently stated that the use and importation of equipment with ozone depleting substances will be officially banned by 2020. In accordance with the Montreal Protocol, which we discussed this week, they have phased out 54 of 96 ozone depleting substances and are further implementing restrictions in order to totally taper them off. HCFCs are currently their biggest obstacle, but Sri Lanka's customs offices have now been given tools which will allow them to detect any substances and keep them from getting into the country. Attention will also be given to the proper disposal of equipment which is already in use. 

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